McKees Rocks, PA
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McKees Rocks is a somewhat small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 6,010 people and five constituent neighborhoods, McKees Rocks is the 227th largest community in Pennsylvania. McKees Rocks has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs in the country.

Unlike some boroughs where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, McKees Rocks is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, McKees Rocks is a borough of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in McKees Rocks who work in personal care services (13.05%), office and administrative support (11.70%), and sales jobs (11.37%).

Despite the fact that it is a small borough, McKees Rocks has quite a few people who take public transportation – mostly the bus - for their daily commute to work. This helps to fill a real need in the borough for affordable transportation.

The percentage of people in McKees Rocks with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 12.64% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in McKees Rocks in 2010 was $19,206, which is low income relative to Pennsylvania, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $76,824 for a family of four.

McKees Rocks is a very ethnically-diverse borough. The people who call McKees Rocks home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of McKees Rocks residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in McKees Rocks include Irish, Italian, Polish, and Slovak.

The most common language spoken in McKees Rocks is English. Other important languages spoken here include Slavic languages and Spanish.